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next at 6:00 we'reseeing impact of the bay bridge closure on the freeways during this holiday get away. you're looki at live now om sky 7, we'll have the latest on the traffic conditions. >> plus, as workers are grading, paving and viping to get ready for the new bridge to get it ready to go we're learning who will be cutting the chain. >> also, a homess man jumps to the rescuef a female san frcisco police officer and then, dispears. the search for the hero behin the brave act and his unexpected connection to the department. >> lego madness. the event for kidshere
master builders share secrets. >> sf, so good on day two of the closure, sky 7 w over the construction work tday, crews are finishing road work where the new eastern span meets the tunnel. >> at the other end of the bridge workers repaving the area around the bay bridge toll plaz yal only traffic there today has been a lng line of construction vehicle autos here is how we got to this point. take a look at the time lapse video. showing the new span being constructed piece by piece, good evening. >> we've learne lieutenant vernor gavin newsom will cut the chain when the new bridge open autos yes. we'll have a live report on just a moment. >> there iseavy traffic around the bay area because of th closure, take a look. you can seeed lines on this map have traffic backed up.
>> if you're waiting for someonee uz get home or making plans to get away, you may be in for a long wait. sky 7 live you can see eastbound has heavy traffic this evening. now latest road conditis. laila? >> yes. good afternoon, good evening, i should say. taking a look behind me yes, 've got red lines out there. heading towards san francisco bridge another 30 minutes. traveling from san francisco into marin county that is a nightmare, on our, 30 minutes. here is a look at the golden gailt bridge. you can see traffic crawling makes it up to the waldo tunnel. anotheloif shot for you this is mill valley this is a different pspective of that traffic in the northbod
direction you're headlights coming towards us. you can see how slow up to 580. so slow conditions indeed. taking a look athe san mateo bridge thats that 30 minute commute heading out ofoster city. slow going with an earl report of an accident that is clear. no crashes to report but it's slow because of the congestion. it's a stand still this is in the ty before you head over to golden gate. you can see we've got nine miles per hour speeds, eight miles per ho, slower in places. and you can join ou group. carolyn? ama? over to you. >> now, we've got%i(u sky, excus me, sky 7 technology.
hello to dick. where are you now, dick? >> well, laila i'm sthbound on highway 880 gng through oakland just coming up to the 23 avenue off ramp. i just made trek through marin county over thebridge down 80. i can tell you east side has been good so far slowing a little bit at university avenue. on westbound 80 until getting past that maze for the bridg off ramp. and so that is something of a traffic congestion ea there with destructn. that marin commute has been horrible. as justentioned a time for you if you're leaving san franciscoaybe taking grant circle route to go out to walnut eek, from san francisco, to highway 24
you're lking at 2 and a half hour plus ride going through marin county and back over to that spot frosan francisco. >> all right, dick. thank you so much we appreciate your sitting in traffic today, caltrans assures us traffic tie ups are short term pain f long term in. as they do massive aunts of work getting the bay bridge ready. here is a look from ou camera looking down at the construction with crews scraping and gradin there. >> hi, heather. >> hi. who kw paving and striping could be complicate prod ses? you can say they're putting frost ongt cake here at westbound approach with all kinds of lane striping going on.
every manner of carts, lots of markerseing made with paint so it's a etty complicate prod ses but they're moving along well here. it's too ely to say if they'll be able to open early. last update about an hour ago. rk readying new eastern span for traffic is moving along well but it's too soon to say if it might open early. folks probably heading out of town for labor day weekend. we don't want people planning based a phantom opening date. right now we'retaying 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning. >> among the -- a monument bridge needs monumental maintenance. caltrans working the old but sound western span the bay bridge. with only one lane of acte
traffic and plenty of sunshine workers can accomplish what would normally take four months. >> including replacing lights that, includes drain clearing. the gure removeal. >> these workers suspended from a tower on a platform with engines clamping down on cables and carry them down, they're repairing a line supplying air for painting machine. on this structure it could be hardo see the decay and it has to be inspected top to bottom every two years. >> so this is a great savings for taxpayers, for us, it's safer, we sa money and time. we save the ri of injuries for workers. >> on the other side of the tunnel, work mars on to get the new span ready for traffic. paving is don
lower deck almost done. democrat laifgs thousand feet ofld deck to make way for the bike path is almost complete. grinding and paving at the toll plaza wrapping up and transitioning to striping. >> it's been said it's not as dratic but it's important this, is the last major hurdle we need to get over t get this ope you're looking at a big truck here. we believe it' one of the perm lane pieces of equipment with a small guide wheel in the front. paint paint comes shooting out of the back hopefully we're going to take a look ahow this works here it's hot that is striping going down that would be the left exit into the tll flaz
plaza parking lot on the way approaching toll plaza to go stbound over the bridge. so erything is on schedule but too soon to say if that means it might open earlier than 5:00 a.m. on tuesdayqux. >> you may wonder about people who live and work on treasure island. it's possible, but tricky. we're live with that part of the story. >> most everyone here hasne of these. this gives you access and tomorrow, 200 guests of a wedding will be using this to get to the reception. the bride to be and her brides mades have been busy, she and her fiancee are having their reption on treasure island. their guests will be gen a
pass. but it's going to be a bi of a challenge for some. >> how are we supposed to get there? can we take eastern span from the east bay? ande told them, no. so they were concerned but you know they're close enough to derstand and be willing to make the trip. she isn't willing to make r trip to the job. she works in bkeley. >> i requested sunday and monday off. i don't feel like dealing with the clouds. soit's a couple days off. >> the lack of tourists hurt ny businesses here. bu dan likes peace and quiet taking muni to his stob. >> if anything making things easier. there iso other traffic on the bridge. taking muni bus is smooth
sailing. >> one person seeing the bright se of the bay bridge closure. >> and stay with us for live coverage throuout the bridge closure we'll be streaming the morning and afternoon caltrans briefings on abc news.com. also, we'll be live at 3:00 monday for the oicial chain cutting. plus we'll have a continuous update on construction work on twitter at ababc 7 news bay area. d coming up in our next half hour a family wth a rich bridge-building histry. they've worked on virtually all of the bay area bridges since the very benning. what they're saying about the transition. >> there is a new plea fr a mother of a 22-year-old murder victim in the east bay. the resident shot and killed inune following a car accident. s mother is holding out hope someone will come forward with
information to identify killers. nick? >> this is the intersection where the victim was shot and kill. traffic cameras may have captured images of those responsibility but theye asking for the public for he. >> the void cannot be filled. >> maria is woman in pain. her son was shot and killed in oakland in juchblt the case is unsolved. >> there have been additional 22 homicidesince iya's incident z they're short staffed. >> june 12th iya was on the way home. police say he was rear ended ar the corner of market street. and stanford avenue. >> he got out of the car to exchange information with the other party. >> investigators say cameras captured two men in a sedan qon kon fronting iya and
shooting him one time. police have not located the car or suspect. >> so i have a sense that he, opd is perp, being outpaced and outrun by criminal ootz solve rate in oakland is unacceptably low. >> oakland city council member serves on publ safety commission admitting there are not enough cops. abc 7 newsearned there are more detectives juggling from the year and over 100 from last year. the city plans to fire 31 civilians to help in including evidence technicians ime lab analysts part of the investigation and crime solving team. >>00 flyers have been prted and bill boards displa information for information leading to arrest. >> in the hope someone out there has a conscience and
would come forward. >> with information that could help apprehend the criminals. >> police tell me they continue to investigate the killing of iya mccanno and committed to clearing the case, arreing and identifying those responsible. if you have information we'v posted a link on our web site to both crime stoppers and oakland pd. >> thank you, nick. >> still head a home ls man come together rescue of a san francisco police officer. his brave act his connection to the police department ia story on abc 7 news. >> a battle of a fire that is bad newsor the valley it warmed up today.
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real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. here is a look at traffic on hhway 101 in mill valley. abc 7 news morning traffic reporter will be back in our next half hour with the latest troublspots for the weekend get away during the closure. >> officers in a san francisco police station today thand a homeless man who came to the aid of a colleague attacked when she tried to make an
arrest. >> after four days of looking for ryan rasso poce found him. the 35-yr-old was a wanted man as a hero. >> officers being beaten up. soy did what is right. >> it happened on monday eving after 7:00. a woma causing trouble near the 4700 block. >> one officer respondeto the report of a woman jumping on cars, denting them. vandalizing it the sargeant says the female officer was alone. the officer tried to calm the woman and investigators say the woma became agitated and aggressi. >> police say the woman then
attacked the officer. >> the person had the officer kind of a n.a choke hd. kind of banging her head, beating her like, hear head in the wall a little bit. a small cwd stood by and watched. rasso says thewoman went for the gun, he grabbed her, wrestling her down untilother arrived. investigateors learned more about rasso when talking to him. they found his father was a former detective. and thate was down on his luck. >> hhas been homeless. he has had a rough timef it in recent months. we wantedo reach out to him and let him know, he has friends. >> cops chipped in to help him find head phones and rasso
saysis father would be proud of him. >> firefighterexpect a long fight still ahead to contain this sierra fire. at 200 acres rim fire is the fifth biggest in california. cal fire says air support ha been crime krit cal. thousands of homes remain threatened. evacuation orders lifted in tuolomne city. pele say they've been expecting a big fire. >> it's been years since we had one come through. you know it? took care of the brush and everything. so job is worried. >> smoke spread into parts of the central valley.
children and other adults being asked to stay indoors. >> well strike team from san francisco helping out fighting the rim fire is backome tonight. the team arrived just minutes ago at division of training. they helped turn the fire back >> house to house, going arou the house moving wood piles out of the way, and lawn it won't get into fuel then spread to other fuels then get to houses. 6:ñ volunteer group. each firefighter coleted wildfire training. ce to see them getting an upper hand there. >> yes. they're worried aboutot, dry conditions we're hot around here, o.
>> yes mid to upper 90s so it's heelting up around here but things going another direction into the weekend. we'll talk about changing pattern for holiday weekend. right now we're just watching fog near the coastline. 97 in livermore up to 96 in fair feel. 77 san francisco. 68 half moon bay. and down peninsula into south bay, upper 80s to low 90s. 98 degrees in morgan hill, if it's too hot we're going back off with the heat. shallow fog layer here. oakland 74 now. 80s from redwood city to los gatos, gorgeous view towards
financial distri in san francisco. it's still warin santa rosa. 93 right now. fairfield in the 90s. here is a view from our camera. it's just nothing blue blue skies for you goitsing to change. sun, high clouds tomoow. cooler sunday, chance of showers. a sligh chance going to be in the north bay. i won't cansem plans this weekend. moisture rotating around this area of high pressure. it's monsoonal moisture this afternoon. some moisture works towards the bay area we'll see high clouds to warm again, tomorrow, but filtered sunshine and look what happens thursday. cooler about w.a slight chance
continuing through sunday night. isolated thunderstorm not out of the question. it's wee hours of monday. temperatures, mild, mid to upper 50s to low 60s. saturday in the south bay, 85 san jo. 89 los gatos, high clouds in the santa cruz. 74 millbrae. still pleasan 67 sunset district. north bay nice day. 60s coast side. 90s up around clear lake. napa towards east bay 76 oakland. filtered sunshine there. 90 walnut creek and livermore, accu-weather forecast, cooler sunday down into upper 80s by monday, labo day. mid-s inland.
scene safe is now on its way to assembly. five women died on th san mateo bridge when their limo caught fire, leslation from jerry hill would ad inspecks for limb yeses carrying fewer than 10 people and reire two fire extinguishers on board. charging $25 per limo to offset the costs. the bill sailed through committee today. >> the u.s. court of appeals is preventing state farmers from force feeding buck ducks and bans the sale of foie gras in california. producers say theaw interferes with commerce. >> there is more ahead in our next half hour including the
latest from abc 7 morning news traffic anchor laila oday two of the closure. >> latest on a crisis in seara. what the esident saying about military action and war chest in place. >> new lap tops going to one school. how devices hoping teachers revolutionize less yn plans. >> when is the last time you've seen kids
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the ited states appears closer than ev to launching a military strikegainst seara. the president said syria must be punished f apparent use of chemical weapon ynz on it people. the president said hn't made a decision but hinte at a limited strike against the government of assad. >> in no event are we nsidering military action that would involv boots on the ground, that would involve a long term campaign. >> earlier the secretary of
state laid out the ce for a u.s. attack saying u.s. intelligence rports prove chemical weapons team was in the area of the attack. >> the american intellence community has high confidee, high confidence. this is common sense. this is evidence. >> united nations inspecters have not confirmedn'$ñ the use f chemical weapons. destroyers under the mediterranean sea. updatingocal top story caltrans says workn the new span of the newbridge is going well,oing to show you a live picture now. official as announcing the project on schedule and bridge expected to op on time which is five, tuesday morning. lieutenant governor and former san francisco mor newsom will cut thehain during official openg ceremony well before that. at 3:00 monday afternoon. today, crews finished painting lane lines on etern
suspension span. you're looking at video and says all paving work shoul be completed by the ening. and caltrans provided this video ofa9$.= crews working on western side of the bridge. san francio side is getting some fesh paint and new pavement, as well as new lights during this closure. we're seeing the impact of the closure on bay area freeways let's turn now to abc 7 morning news traffic reporter. >> hi there. yes. indeed it's been a busy afternoon this, is what we're warng about. you know we started off on light note. that is what we've got. take a look outside fr golden gate toll plaza yo can see northbound traffic taillights heading up towards waldo tunnel intomarin county is slow. just before you get to this point you're going to be in single digits but going to take now0 minutes.
that drive still veryeavy but again, as you make it up to 580 just going t be reducing traechl minutes from that commute. now over to n mateo bridge heading along heavy traffic there. once getting there you can go to our waze app so now, it's heavy if you do need to make that drive northbound you can track with abc 7 waze app. >> there is a family of bridge builders watching transion as closely as anyone. the family come full circle. late patriar was an iron
worker on the bridges in the 30s. his great grandson worked on nut bay bridge. in 1920s when he went to work on the bridge he was just a young man looking for a good job. >> he started on the fir bridge. working there just doing anything then got into this steel part and loved it when he worked on the first bridge in 1927,ellow iron workers worked untethed, in any way. >> what is the old rule of thumb? i don't know who quoted it it was for ery $1 million you lose a pson. >> after the bridge, al went to oakland to workn the bay bridge. soon after, joining a crew building the snature span, golden gate. it's a move that almost cost him his life. >> ask they had a net bt
allowed it to sag into the dirt. he hit full force. he went into st. luke's hospital. that formed halfway to hell club. naem fell and lived. >> bridge building and iron working became his legacy passed on to three again raigs of men that followed. that includes great grandson johnny working on the new bay bridge. >> for a lot of people it's not glamorous but i's whatçié'ji love. what we love. >> a died in 2000 at age 95. six weeks after the ground breakingor the new bridge named in his honor. and two years before construction began on the new bay bridge. >> you're going miss the bay bridge? >> not really. i mean, this part of what we do. >> can this me down? >> we're ready for a newne. it's beautiful. i tnk it's time. >> they think al would agree.
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an individual student device. >> younger kids will share the bookstoring everything in the cloud. >> these books are fare mon"ñe÷ than just a rlacement. giving access to lap tops the first step in the district an to turn education upside down. >> shifting from teach as stage on the stage to teacher facilitator in stead of listening then heading home students go thom to watch videos. >> kd) com to class to work on assignments with t teacher. >> i have students who will sit there they'll play again eight times. ile grinning the whole time. >> she can watch and help them apply. >> we want to trance form teaching in this district. >> the district i spending
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>> all right time for all important labor day forecast. sandhya patel is here with that. >> yes. it's all important, tomorrow going to be a little bit cooler but sll warm inland. 76 oakland. uth bay 80s mix of sunshine and high clouds f you're going into oakland pride festival sunday, partly cloudy skies. there is alight possibility of a shower or two. next chance on sunday, cooler suay, monday, then, warming up next week. >> sounds great. thank you. >> larry beil is here with latest on 49ers. >> yes. a bunch of nfl news niners lose a tail back before regular season opener, not good. ♪
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goff, goff named starter is excited to get a tastef football at college level. as well as rest of the team looking forward to hitting people other than teammates. >> yeah. i'm excited there is going to be a new experience for me like a lot of young players any time something different, something new you're excited about it. there is a game day here is fantastic. i know crowds goring to b great. so we're excited to take it in. importantly excited aut opportunity to go play against a good football team. >> to three players in the world prepared together today for the opening of the championship tiger woods adam scott and phil mickelson perfect day. tir had four birdies on the day. he is five shots back of lefty. phil started a day with seven birdies and tied a career best of 28. he's the co-leader with brian
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outflank a monster wildfire ound yos stim. >> then at 11:00 will the bay bridge closure tursan francisco into a bit of a ost town this weekend? we'll find ou and right now let's give youa last look at traffic on the fray get away during bay bridge clo shurks you can see the red onhis map. >> we want to take a look at the bridge. traffic heav here as it move as cross the bridge towards haywardqo; but 's moving. so it's things'm proving since afternoon. >> improvement is good. >> we'll take it that is this for this edition of ab7 news. >> from larry beilnd spencer chris chirngs dan ashley, all of us here at abc 7 news, thanks for joing us. ñáçwçñ